Strength Coach Podcast #47
For what it's worth, I enjoy Mike Boyle and Gray Cook's work. Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows that. But, I don't agree with Mike Boyle on all things squatting. I don't agree, and that's okay. He's certainly given the issues a lot of thought and experience and he's obviously an amazing coach - his athletes get the results they want and that is all that really matters. As far as his words on FMS, I agree with his short assessment - it is a SCREEN. It is NOT a training program, nor a substitute for competent coaching. The FMS is NOT the answer to every training question (and neither, btw, is 5x5, SS, WS, CF, RKC, AKC, Smolov, Sheiko, or Seiko). The problem with putting so much stock into a single screen is that you begin with a "deficit model" mindset, potentially ignoring the larger context.
Advances In Functional Training (review)
Movement by Gray Cook
The Death of The Conventional Squat?